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$13 -- Blue Whale-Watching Trip off Newport, Reg. $36

By Annie England
Spot blue whales in peak migratory season with this excursion, which leaves from Newport Beach and travels 15 miles into the Pacific.

Why we love it

  • Boats leave four times daily; check the schedule for departure times
  • Sea lions, finback whales and bottlenose dolphins also make frequent appearances
  • Boat is equipped with indoor and outdoor seating, bathrooms and concession areas
  • "We saw a lot of sea life! Couldn't have been better!" (Travelzoo guest)


May 30, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014


Ocean Explorer Cruises
400 Main St.
Newport Beach, CA 92661
(See Map)
Tel: 949-673-1489

What's included

  • $13 (reg. up to $36) per person for a two-and-a-half-hour narrated whale-watching cruise
  • $24 (reg. up to $72) for the same cruise for two

The fine print

Redeem starting on the date of the next available cruise. Reservations required; subject to availability. Valid during merchant's operating hours. Please arrive 30 minutes before the boat departs. Departure times are subject to change. Tax, if applicable, a fuel surcharge and gratuity are not included. Please tip on the full value. A fuel surcharge of $1-$4 may apply. Valid for 1 or 2 people. Not valid on holidays or holiday weekends (call merchant for specific date restrictions).

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Our Captain was informative AND entertaining. Perfect day

Sep 22, 2014 DIane CA, United States

everything. from the minute I left my car at the valet parking, everyone was so very nice. the cruises was great. no long lines. just perfect. we are planning some fishing trips with Davey's. and more cruises. and renting some small boats. i'm glad to have had some one tells us about travel zoo.

excellent cruise. captain was great.

Sep 22, 2014 joanne CA, United States

Awesome. 90 foot blue whale!

Excellent staff and experience.

Sep 18, 2014 Charlotte CA, United States

Crew was very friendly and fun. Boat was clean.

The gal that check us in was so nice, (short, long dark hair)... I lost my voucher and she let me retrieve it on her computer so I could make the trip. Thank You again.

Sep 17, 2014 Cynthia CA, United States

Staff was amazing! It was really windy so trip got cut short BUT totally ok with that. We got a chance to see 100s of dolphins all at onCe. Staff was amazing super knowledgeable

Sep 16, 2014 Meshtli CA, United States

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400 Main St.
Newport Beach, CA 92661
Tel: 949-673-1489

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